This is the Clothespins Steel Dart Machine Gun Video You’re Looking For

This video caught my eye because of the caption above: “Dangerous . . . useless . . . ridiculous . . . but pure fun.” Joerg’s maniacal laugh certainly gives credence to his description of his crazy Clothespins Steel Dart Machine Gun. It also highlights one of the key strategic advantages enjoyed by gun rights advocates: guns are fun. They’re a hoot. They tap into our instinctive desire to . . . hunt? Blow sh*t up? Multiply our personal force by several orders of magnitude? Dunno . . .

But one thing I do know: guns put a smile on the faces of millions of people. What do the antis offer? An intellectual solution to perceived danger. We can and do argue with them on that level. But at the end of the day we can instruct newbies, fence straddlers and open-minded antis (i.e. unicorns) on the four safety rules, put a firearm in their hands and watch as funpowder lights-up their brain’s nucleus accumbens.

Yeah, it’s that good. And thank God for that.


  1. avatar Ralph says:

    “Dangerous . . . useless . . . ridiculous . . . but pure fun.” That’s pretty much what my first ex-wife said about me in open court.

  2. avatar Bob Wall says:

    Reminds be of the over-sized claymore in the barn scene from “Black Sunday”…

  3. avatar bfitts262 says:

    His Circular Saw Blade Launcher is by far my favorite invention.

    1. avatar BDub says:

      Thats a good one. I was partial to the Machete X-Bow.

      1. avatar bfitts262 says:

        Yeah that one was ridiculously dangerous and practically all at the same time. As far as to straight up funny I would have to go with the Condom Applicator. He had it right when he said that mens 2 favorite things are “Sex and Guns so why not combine the two”. I was Laughing so hard at that one. Haha

  4. avatar Noishkel says:

    ‘We forbade them weapons, and they soon began to fashion their own.’

    Videos like this often remind me of that quote from a Star Trek movie. Specifically Star Trek V. It’s a little quip from one of the bureaucrats in charge of a ‘plant of peace’ where three empires had a stake on this rather inhospitable little rock in the middle of nowhere. There was some strife and violence so the government decided to ‘fix’ the problem by banning weapons. It worked about as well as it does here in the real world.

    1. avatar Michelle says:

      I find it interesting that an older movie would address it that way, showing the inevitable conclusion of the population fashioning their own weapons…

      Can probably be sure that’s not how the storyline would go if the movie were written today.

      1. avatar MarcusAurelius says:

        It’s like people forget that guns were invented in a world without guns.

      2. avatar Drew says:

        I duno. Those mockingbirdfirejay movies seem obsessed with the idea. Also you can apparently take down jets with bows and arrows.

  5. avatar Jack Fallen says:

    this is awesome! perhaps there’s a need for a kickstarter project for a more compact, high capacity, full-auto, match-grade dart launcher??

  6. avatar Ing says:

    “What do the antis offer? An intellectual intellectually bankrupt solution to perceived danger.” (FIFY)

    Meanwhile, we have an answer to said danger (whether real or perceived) that’s both rational AND one of the funnest things you’ll ever do with your clothes on. Both ways, gun people win.

    And Joerg Sprave is the man. That dude is a legitimate mad scientist.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Is it just me or could that guy make an utterly fantastic James Bond villain?!?!?!?

  7. avatar Roy says:

    He seems to apply a lot of pressure to the release lever… I’m thinking if he had a hard stop before it bottomed out on the wheel he could improve his accuracy… just a thought.

  8. avatar John Thomas says:

    germany, well trade you ed begley jr, howard stern, and rosie odonnell for this guy.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      ^ This !!!!!!!

  9. avatar Spectre_USA says:

    I’ve seen this guys videos a few times over the last couple of years, and he has some amazing contraptions.

    He is a true nutter, but definitely in a good way!

  10. avatar TheBear says:

    I like all his pump action guns. I have a replica of his hex nut launcher sitting on a table behind me.

  11. avatar jwm says:

    Too much fun. Don’t he live in the EU? Ain’t fun frowned on there?

  12. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    That was pretty freakin’ awesome!

    Get some!

  13. avatar Tom W. says:

    It’s damn scary at the innovation. It’s also scary the Germans could have won the war. They made the Allies play catch up until we actually did.

    Your paperz pleaze…

    1. avatar Kendahl says:

      Not really, for two reasons.

      First, the Germans made critical blunders. Their biggest strategic one was invading Russia. That turned into a black hole for men and equipment. On the tactical level, they neglected to take out British radar during the Battle of Britain. Radar was what enabled the British to make efficient use of their far smaller fighter force. The Germans left their most experienced air crew in combat until their luck ran out. Their inexperienced replacements were dog meat. Allied air crew were routinely rotated back to give trainees the benefit of the most up to date combat tactics. German R&D was good but they had a habit of designing overly complex systems that took too long to manufacture and were hard to maintain in the field. The V2 rocket was a stunning technical achievement that had negligible effect on the British war effort. The Me 262 was the best fighter of the war but never produced in enough quantities to beat back the waves of B17s and B24s.

      Second, Germany’s industrial capacity was dwarfed by that of the US especially after the US converted from a peacetime civilian economy to a wartime military economy. The US simply out produced the Germans.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        The Me 262 was the best fighter?

        It had no legs and that turbine had a TBO of maybe 50 hours if they were fortunate.

        The only thing the 262 had was speed.

        The ’38 had very long range with drop tanks. It was also fast and heavily gunned.

  14. avatar Mack Bolan says:

    Maximum Penetration! To the Hilt!

    ’nuff said

  15. avatar cmeat says:

    is this the guy from the “don’t use this slingshot” video?

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